Sunday, 15 October 2017

TFHVII: Opening dance photos

Yesterday afternoon, on Raven Park, we held a dance to celebrate the start of The Femdom Hunt VII. Tunes were provided by Miss Eve (including some track suggestions from the hunt group), natter and laughter were provided by everyone who joined us, and photos were grabbed by Antony. You can find them all over on Google Photos. Here's a few highlights:














Many thanks to everyone who came along and made it such fun. Now back to the job of hunting for gifts, and we'll see you in a couple of weeks time for a dance to celebrate the end of the hunt!

Friday, 13 October 2017

Current known issues

Here are the current (and past) known issues on the hunt:
  • #04 - Velvet Thorn Femdom Community - The hint in the sign isn't the correct one and needs updating. The correct hint is in the location list. Fixed.
  • #06 - Dictatorshop - There is a "test version" of the shoe in front of the sign. Please ignore this and hunt for the shoe that actually has the gift in. It also seems that the hint is not in the sign. Please see the location list for the hint. We've let the owner know and will update when this is fixed. Fixed.
  • #27 - Get Duck'd! - There doesn't appear to be a gift out at this location yet. There is, however, a "test" shoe in front of the sign. Use that to get to the next location and we'll update everyone once we know more. Fixed.
  • #29 - The End of the Rainbow - This location still has a pair of "test" shoes out in front of the sign. These aren't not the gift shoes. Do please still hunt here normally, while ignoring them.
  • #30 - RSDC LABS - It seems there's currently no gift inside the shoe. Please use the landmark in the shoe to get to #31 (Shack) and we'll update when we know more. Fixed.
  • #43 - Beaumont Manor -  There appears to be an issue with the content of this shoe, such that it's not giving the correct content and isn't giving the gift. Please skip to #44 (WS Creations) and watch for updates here and in the group. Fixed.
  • #47 - Beez Kneez Club - There appears to be an issue with the content of this shoe, such that it's not giving the correct content and isn't giving the gift. Please skip to #48 (Abrasive) and watch for updates here and in the group. Fixed.
  • #49 - Warm Animations - We can confirm that the gift is out; we just don't have a hint right now and one isn't set in the sign. We've contacted the owner and will update as soon as we have a reply. Meanwhile, as you wait, we'd suggest you find a nice place to sit and ponder what the hint might be *hint hint* Fixed.
  • #54 - X-CLUSIVES ANIMATIONS - There is a test shoe out near the sign that can be ignored, and no hint in the sign. There is a gift hidden here and you can find the hint in the location list. Fixed.
This blog entry will be updated as issues are fixed or other issues turn up. Please also be sure to keep an eye on the status column of the location list.

We'd also like to say a huge thanks to everyone who has been keeping us updated of what they've found. We really appreciate it.

The hunt is on!

Finally, after a lot of planning and building by many people, the time is here. It's the 13th, The Femdom Hunt VII has started! We're glad you could join us.


Now that you're setting out on the hunt we just wanted to remind everyone of the resources that are available to you:
Now for a serious moment: please remember, this is the first day of the hunt. The first few hours of any hunt almost always throw up a hurdle or two. The people who have made this hunt possible are spread out across many different timezones, and they all have an RL that demands their attention too. Because of this we ask that if you find a problem, if there's an issue, you let us know, skip to the next location, and pop back later. The latest news will always be available here on this blog and in the location list. We understand and appreciate that it can be frustrating (we love to go on hunts too), but any early problems will be fixed and we'll be letting people know when they are fixed.

Don't forget, there's a whole two weeks (and a bit -- the hunt is designed so that you get three weekends) to get everything.

And, remember, the hunt group is a great place to report issues, find out about issues, seek help if you're stock or, of course, offer help to your fellow hunters.

It's also a great place to have a natter with the Femdom Hunt community too.

And, above all else, do remember: have fun. We are. ;-)

PS: Don't forget that we're having a dance to celebrate the start of the hunt. We'd love it if you could join us.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

TFHVII: Almost there

As of the time of writing there's a little under two days to go until The Femdom Hunt VII starts. Almost everything is done. Almost everything is in place. Hopefully everyone has their builds/creations/gifts all done and ready.

For the Femdom owners and vendors: by now you all appear to have v2.0 of the sign out and you've almost all allowed me to check your shoe; thank you. If you've not done so already now would be a great time to decide where you'll hide your gift and what your hint will be to point the hunters in the right direction. If you need help setting the hint inside the sign be sure to take a look at Sunday's blog entry. If you have any other issues with it please do feel free to contact Antony.

Remember that final walk-though is tomorrow, Thursday 12th October, Second Life time. We'll be doing the walk-though at some point during the day, there's no fixed time yet. All we're looking for this time is that you're still there and that your v2.0 sign is out. Also, at this point in time, please take in the test copy of the shoe you rezzed next to the sign for us. This isn't needed any more.

To all of you who have sent in your hint, thanks. If you've not sent Antony your hint please do so as soon as possible.

And, don't forget, we're very close now so now's a great time to be posting about the hunt to your groups if you have any, or posting about it on your blog if you have one. Do please let is know if you do blog about the hunt so we can update the page of blog mentions.

For the hunters: You can find the rules and guidelines for the hunt here on this blog. Don't forget that there's an in-world group for the hunt too. If the previous hunts are anything to go by it's a fun and chatty group (note that we welcome and encourage group chat -- please keep this in mind, it will often be a friendly and chatty group).

If you are wondering where to start the hunt: everyone is, of course, more than welcome to come start at Z&A Productions. However, this is a circular hunt and we want to encourage people to start at their favourite shop or "home" Femdom. Think of any location on the hunt as the first location. You can find a list of all participating locations here on the blog. Note that when the hunt starts hints and landmarks will be included there.

As for when it starts... Friday. This Friday. Friday 13th. At midnight. Midnight on the start of this Friday. Second Life time. The first stroke of this Friday Second Life time.

Did we mention it's this Friday? ;-)

Monday, 9 October 2017

Save the date: The Femdom Hunt VII dance

As usually happens, the opening weekend of The Femdom Hunt coincides with the regular fortnightly Raven Park dance. So, once again, we're turning the dance into a celebration of the start of The Femdom Hunt.


Everyone is invited to join us in the Raven Park Mansion ballroom, to come and enjoy a great selection of music provided by Miss Eve, and to come and enjoy what should be a pretty simple theme.

That theme? That's an easy one:

Femdom

Yup, that simple. Join us dressed in any way that lets you express that theme.

Here's the details:

Date: Saturday October 14th
Time: 3pm to 5pm SLT
Where: Raven Park
Music by: Eve Terr

Sunday, 8 October 2017

How To: Set the hint in your hunt sign

By now everyone will have their v2.0 sign out and visible at their locations. You've probably already noticed that the main difference between the v1.0 and v2.0 sign is that there's some hover text that is designed to show the hint for your location.


At some point soon you'll be wanting to set your hint. What you set it to is, of course, up to you. You can make it nice and easy, or you can make it rather tricky. It really depends on just how hard you want to make it for the hunters who come to your location. No matter what you decide to do in that regard, you'll need to set the hint so that it shows on the board -- here's how to do it:

Right click on the sign and select "Edit" from the menu. This will give you the usual edit dialog:


Now select the content tab in the edit dialog. You'll get a list of all the items that live inside the sign:


At the top of the list you should see a notecard called Hint. Double-click on this to open it so you can edit it:


At this point you want to delete the text that's in there (by default it says "All will be revealed by October 13th") and replace it with your hint. Please note that the hint can be multiple lines so, if you really do feel the urge to pen a poem or something similar, you can -- we'd advise not making the hint too long though (if only because you can only have so much text in hover text).

Once you've made your change hit the Save button.


Once saved you can close the notecard. When you do you should find that the text you wrote in the notecard is now hovering above the shoe that is on the face of the sign.


Congratulations: the hint is set.

PS: If you intend to use your own hint-giver (we appreciate that very large locations often use them) can you please set the hint on our board to say that? This is a great clue to the hunters that they need to look there. It also means that it doesn't look like you forgot to set a hint.

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Reminder: Second walk-through is coming

Just a little reminder that the second walk-through is happening this Friday (6th). At some point during Friday we'll be taking a walk through your location and looking for the following:
  1. Version 2.0 of the hunt sign on display at your landing point.
  2. Your hunt object (the shoe) rezzed out with the sign.
Please remember: you don't need to do anything with the shoe yet. Please don't go putting your hunt gift inside it, the hunt doesn't start until next week. This is just our way of making sure that everyone got their shoe, that they still have it, that everyone got sent the right one and that the landmark inside it is correct and still working.


It's a great way for us to check that we got things right and you're all still out there. ;)

Also, please keep in mind that we're just over a week off the start of the hunt. If you have a group that is associated with your Femdom location or store, now might be a great time to start promoting the hunt. If you have a blog, now would be a good time to write about it there. If you know of any related groups or blogs that would welcome information on the hunt please feel free to pass them a copy of the publicity pack (if you lost your copy please let Antony Fairport know and he'll drop you another copy -- a copy was included in the update pack you recently received).

Also, don't forget: this hunt is designed as a circular hunt. The last shoe contains a landmark to the first. We fully encourage you to encourage people associated with your Femdom or store to treat your location as the start location. Do keep that in mind when promoting the hunt.

Oh, yes, and now's a good time to be getting your build/creation done if you've not done so already. ;-)

As always, if you have any questions about the hunt, no matter how small or simple, please don't hesitate to contact us. We'll do everything we can to help.